New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ TV-Spot Is All About Familiar Sounds | TV Trailer
The latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV-spot is brief, which may be an understatement as it runs for all of 16 seconds, and it offers little in terms of new footage, but it reveals more about the sound of the new film. Director J.J. Abrams has once again been handed the task of reworking an established, and undeniably classic franchise mythology into an original narrative; and after his handling of the Star Trek reboot my enthusiasm is simmering at a comfortable level.
The teaser plays off this collision of old and new, from the hauntingly downtempo rendition of John Williams‘ score to the familiar squawk of Tie-Fighter laser cannons; we are tantalised with sounds that sought shelter in our childhoods. To hear Chewbacca’s emotive roar again sends shivers down my spine. We also get our first idea of how the film’s most prominent droid communicates, with BB 8 releasing a less shrill, but equally unintelligible burst of gibberish to his original trilogy counterpart, R2-D2.
With most of the original cast set to return, and a host of new talent ready to continue the fight, Star Wars looks like it will find its place in the memory of a new generation. Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, alongside Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. The film opens in the UK on December 18.
Check out the TV-spot after the break:
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